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Overview

Abdul Khaliq Flying Bird of Asia

Abdul Khaliq The Fastest Man of Asia
Personal information
Nationality Pakistani
Born (1933-11-29)29 November 1933
Died March 10, 1988
Rawalpindi
Education Matric
Occupation Track and field Athlete
Years active 1950-1962
Employer Pakistan Army and also National Athletics Coach at National Sports Trust, Pakistan
Sport
Country Pakistan
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100m, 200m, 4*100m, 100y, 110y, 200y, 220y,
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m : 10.2 (1959, GR)
  • 200 m : 20.8 (1956)
Updated on 2 April 2014.


Subedar
Abdul Khaliq
Buried at Jand
Allegiance  PAK
Service/branch Flag of the Pakistani Army.svg Pakistan Army
Years of service 1948-1978
Rank Subedar.jpg Subedar
Unit Punjab Rejement
Battles/wars 1965,1971
Awards Pride of Performance


Abdul Khaliq The Fastest Man of Asia - Abdul Khaliq (athlete)
Abdul Khaliq The Fastest Man of Asia

Abdul Khaliq (Urdu: صوبیدارعبدالخالق پرندہ ایشیاء‎)(November 29, 1933 - March 10, 1988)[1] was a Pakistani sprinter who won 36 International Gold Medals, 15 International Silver Medals & 12 International Bronze Medals for Pakistan, He competed in 100m, 200m and 4 x 100 metres relay. He participated in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and 1960 Rome Olympics and also in 1954 Asian Games & 1958 Asian Games.He was included in top Seven Athletes of the time.[2] [3] His younger brother Capton Abdul Malik also participated 1960 Rome Olympics. He was born in a small village "Jand" in district Chakwal Punjab Pakistan and died on March 10, 1988 in Rawalpindi.[1]

International career

1954

1954 Asian Games

During 1954 Asian Games Abdul Khaliq set a new record of 10.6 seconds in a 100 meters race by beating the previous record of 10.8 seconds held by Lavy Pinto of India.Abdul Khaliq was dubbed as Fastest Man of Asia.[4][5] The then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who was the chief guest dubbed him as "The Flying Bird of Asia".[6] Abdul Khaliq was 21 years old when he was dubbed as "The Fastest Man of Asia & The Flying Bird of Asia" Abdul Khaliq was also the 1st man of Asian games who was dubbed with the title of "Fastest Man of Asia." He was also one and only athlete of Pakistan who was dubbed as fastest man of Asia. With the contribution of Abdul Khaliq Pakistan got 4th rank in 1954 Asian games with the help of 13 Medals.[7][8]

  100m                          Gold Medal
  4 * 100m Relay                Silver Medal
  • Represented World Military Games held at Canada

Commonwealth and British Empire Games

  100y          Semi Finalist
  4*110yards    Finalist

1955

  • Represented World Military Games at Athens (Greece)

1956

Indo-Pak Meet at Delhi

Abdul Khaliq created new Asian records in both the 100 and 200 meters events. Abdul Khaliq won 100m dash by defeating Indian athlete V.K. Rai.

  100m     Gold Medal    (10.4sec New Pakistan & Asian Record)

Abdul Khaliq Triumphed in 200m race and defeated Lavy Pinto of India. Muhammad Sharif Butt broke the record of 200m in 22.0 seconds held by lavy Pinto in 1954 Asian games. at the 21.9 sec. Later on this record was broken by Abdul Khaliq.

  200m     Gold Medal    (21.4 sec New Pakistan & Asian Record)

World Military Games at Berlin

Abdul Khaliq Finished third in the Final of the 100m with 10.4 sec which was equal to his Delhi timing.

   100m          Bronze Medal 10.4 secs.
   200m          Bronze Medal 21.4 secs
 4*100m          Bronze Medal

Pakistan Athletics Training Program in England

Sub. Abdul Khaliq the Fastest Man of Asia defeated Britain Number 1 and Number 2 Shanton and Spooner in the both of Sprints.

 100yards          Gold Medal (10.1 sec)

He won 100 Yards in 10.1 sec in an international meet in high land games on a turf track which was rendered wet due to incessant rains in the morning. Here he defeated athletes from 15 countries of Europe. Some of the leading coaches described it as a very good performance and said it was equal to 9.5 sec on a cinder track.

Victorian Relay Championship

Abdul Khaliq produced a scintillating 100 meters race in 10.4 seconds, equaling the Australian National record at Olympics Park. Khaliq's was only one-tenth of a second Outside of Bobby Morrow's Gold Medal in Olympics games 100m Final. On November 24, 1956 Saturday (The day of Semifinal and Final of 100m in Melbourne Olympics 1956) Abdul Khaliq had to run two hard races on the same day as "Anchor Man" for the Winning Pakistan Team in 4*110 yard in Victorian Relay Championship before Tackling 100m dash of Semifinal of 1956 Melbourne Olympics Games. With Khaliq Running the last leg the Pakistan Team, romped home 10 yards clear in the Final clocking 41.6 seconds, one-tenth of a seconds outside of the national record held by the Australian Olympics team.[9]

100m         10.4 seconds (Gold Medal)
4*110yards   41.6 seconds (Gold Medal)

Melbourne Olympics

In the 1956 Abdul Khaliq was at his best. He reached to the level of Semifinals of both the events 100m and 200m races.But he unfortunately failed to reach to the finals.in 200m race his performance was outstanding he finished the race in 21.1 sec in both rounds. 21.1 seconds is best time of all rounds exempt of final. His performance placed him in top most seven athletes of the time[10][11] [12] [13] [14]

100 Metres
First Round, Heat 3 (The first two in each heat qualified for the second round.)

Rank Name Country Time
1 Morrow USA 10.7
2 A. Khaliq Pakistan 10.8
3 M. Steinbach Germany 10.8
4 R. Romero Venezuela 10.9
5 E. Iglesias Cuba 11.3


Second Round, Heat 2 (The first three in each heat qualified for the Semi-finals.)

Rank Name Country Time
1 I. J. Murchison USA 10.3 EOR
2 A. Khaliq Pakistan 10.5
3 I. Konovalov USSR 10.7
4 L. Gnocchi Italy 10.8
5 E. Turton Trinidad 11.2
6 B. K. Nguda Uganda 12.8


On Same day Abdul Khaliq come after running 4*110 yards from Victorian Relay Championship. It will become very difficult to run 100m dash for him. He could not perform his best because of not proper rest.
Semi-Final, Heat 1 (The first three in each heat qualified for the Final)

Rank Name Country Time
1 I. J. Murchison USA 10.5
2 M. Agostini Trinidad 10.5
3 M. Germar Germany 10.6
4 A. Khaliq Pakistan 10.6
5 S. A. Levenson Canada 10.7
6 I. Konovalov USSR 10.8

200 Metres
First Round, Heat 5 (The first two in each heat qualified for the second round.)

Rank Name Country Time
1 A. Khaliq Pakistan 21.1
2 M. L. Rae New Zealand 21.4
3 J. Pires Sobrinho Brazil 21.6
4 T. A. Robinson Bahamas 21.6
5 S. Jakabfy Hungary 21.6
6 M. Spence Jamaica 21.7

Second Round, Heat 1 (The first three in each heat qualified for the Semi-finals.)

Rank Name Country Time
1 A. Khaliq Pakistan 21.1
2 M. Agostini Trinidad 21.1
3 L. Pohl Germany 21.3
4 L. Bartenev USSR 21.4
5 B. Goldoványi Hungary 21.5
6 E. Schmidt Poland 21.6


Semi-Final, Heat 1 (The first three in each heat qualified for the Final)

Rank Name Country Time
1 W. T. Backer USA 21.1
2 B. Morrow USA 21.3
3 J. Telles da Conceicao Brazil 21.4
4 A. Khaliq Pakistan 21.5
5 K. Haas Germany 21.5
6 M. L. Rae New Zealand 21.5


4*100 Metres Raley
Round One, Heat 1 (The first three in each heat qualified for the Next Round) Athletes from the following five Countries Participated in this round.
1. United States 2. Great Britain 3. Pakistan 4. Venezuela 5. Liberia

1st Part 2nd Part 3rd Part 4th Part Time
Thane Baker Leamon King Bobby Joe Morrow Ira Murchison 40.5s
Kenneth Box Roy Sandstrom David Segal Brian Shenton 41.2s
Abdul Aziz Muhamad Sharif Butt Abdul Khaliq Ghulam Raziq 41.3s[12]
Alfonso Bruno Clive Bonas Rafael Romero Apolinar Solorzano 42.0s
George Johnson Edward Martins Emmanuel Gbecy Putu James Roberts 47.7s

Semifinal, Heat 2 (The first three in each heat qualified for the Next Round) Athletes from the following six Countries Participated in this round.
1. Soviet Union 2. Germany 3. Great Britain 4. Australia 5. Pakistan 6. Japan

1st Part 2nd Part 3rd Part 4th Part Time
Leonid Bartenev Yuri Konovalov Vladimir Soukharev Boris Tokarev 40.3s
Heinz Futterer Manfred Germar Lothar Knorzer Leonhard Pohl 40.5s
Kenneth Box Roy Sandstrom David Segal Brian Shenton 40.6s
Gavin Carragher Hector Hogan Raymond Land Edward McGlynn 40.8s
Abdul Aziz Muhamad Sharif Butt Abdul Khaliq Ghulam Raziq 40.8s
Kanji Akagi Akira Kiyofuji Masaji Tajima Kyohei Ushio 41.3s
          100m              Semi Finalist [13]
          200m           Semifinalist (21.1 Sec New Pakistan record) [13]
         4*100m          Semi Finalist (40.8 sec new Pakistan record) [13]

Final Standing in Melbourne Olympics

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Bobby Joe Morrow 21 United States USA Gold
2 Thane Baker 25 United States USA Silver
3 Hec Hogan 25 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Ira Murchison 23 United States USA
5 Manfred Germar 21 Germany GER
6 Mike Agostini 21 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
4 h1 r3/4 Abdul Khaliq 23 Pakistan PAK [10]
4 h2 r3/4 Morrie Rae 21 New Zealand NZL
5 h1 r3/4 Stan Levenson 18 Canada CAN
5 h2 r3/4 Marian Foik 23 Poland POL

1957

World Military Games Athen

In 100m meters Abdul Khaliq got 2nd position and was beaten by U.S.A. Pakistan secured fifth position.

             100m          Silver Medal

Tehran (Iran)

             100m          Gold Medal (in the time of 10.8 sec)
             200m               Gold Medal (22 sec)

Manchester Athletics Meet

Abdul Khaliq Equaled the British all-comer record of 9.6 sec for the 100 yard sprints. He won by inches from American B.Thomes.1

        100 yards  (9.6 sec)

Dublin Athletics Meet

Hav. Abdul Khaliq Won the 100 yards dash at 9.8 sec. He Beat Britain’s D. Roberts.

            100 yards      (9.8 sec)

Glasgow Rangers Sports

Abdul Khaliq won 2 events. Abdul Khaliq Clocked 11.6 seconds in 120 yards handicap in which he started from scratch. In 220 yards he was too strong, for British Runner. He beat Shenton who returned 22.0 second.

           120 yards               (11.6sec)
           220 yards            (21.8sec)

Highland Games Edinburg (Scatland)

Participated in 100 yards and got first Position.

      100 yards    (9.9sec)

London

Abdul Khaliq finished close second to Brittan’s R. Sandsorm in a 100m dash.

       100m                (10.6sec)

1958

British Empire and Commonwealth Games Cardif

      100yards          Semi Finalist (9.8sec)

1958 Asian Games at Tokyo

Abdul Khaliq participated in 3rd Asian games at Tokyo. He defended his title in 100m race.[15] Abdul Khaliq won 100m race by defeating Kyohei Ushio of Japan. With the Khaliq's contribution Pakistan secured 2nd position in Athletics and 6th in overall ranking.

      100m              Gold Medal (10.9sec) 
      200m              Silver Medal  (21.7)
     4*100m             Bronze Medal.

Dual Empire Games

Abdul Khaliq was 3rd in the 100 yards.

     100yards              Bronze Medal (9.9sec)

London

Abdul Khaliq won 220 yards in 21.5 seconds.

      220yards         Gold Medal 21.5 seconds

1959

Goetburgh (Sweden)

In 100m race Abdul Khaliq was 4th.

Malmo

In the 100m race Abdul Khaliq was third.

Stockholm

   100m    10.7sec
   200m    21.6sec

Gavel

Abdul Khaliq Finished behind Abdon Saye of France in 21.9 seconds in 200m.

Boraas

Abdul Khaliq took 200m dash in 21.7 sec.

   200m    21.7sec

Gothenburg

Abdul Khaliq was second in 100m one tenth of a second behind the winner.

   100m    10.8sec

Bradford (England)

Abdul Khaliq won the 100 yards race clocking 10.1sec

   100yards        Gold Medal (10.1 sec)

International Meet at Dublin

Abdul Khaliq triumphed in the 220 yards clocking 22.2 sec to win.

Glasgow(Scotland)

Abdul Khaliq won the 120 yards sprint in the 11.6sec.

1960

World Olympics 1960 at (Rome)

100 Metres
First Round, Heat 2 (The first three in each heat qualified for the second round.)
Abdul Khaliq had passed his peek time so he could not qualify for the next round.

Rank Name Country Time
1 Seraphino Antao KEN 10.5s
2 Armin Hary GER 10.6s
3 Heinz Mueller SUI 10.8s
4 Gustav Ntiforo GHA 11.0s
5 Isaac Gomez PHI 11.0s
6 Dennis Tipping AUS 11.2s
7 Abdul Khaliq PAK 11.2s[16]

4*100 Metres Raley
Round One, Heat 3 (The first three in each heat qualified for the Next Round) Athletes from the following five Countries Participated in this round.
1. Germany 2. Pakistan 3. Poland 4. Grece

1st Part 2nd Part 3rd Part 4th Part Time
Bernd Cullmann Armin Hary Walter Mahlendorf Martin Lauer 39.5s
Ioannis Komitoudis Constantin Lolos Leonidas Kormalis Nikolaos Georgopoulos 41.6s
Abdul Malik Muhamad Ramzan Ali Ghulam Raziq Abdul Khaliq 42.5s[17]
Marian Foik Janusz Jarzembowski Jozef Schmidt Jerzy Juskowiak DQ

Cairo

   100m   Gold Medal
   200m   Gold Medal

International Meet at Lahore

   100m    10.4 seconds Gold medal
            (Fastest Man of the Meet)
   200m    Bronze Medal
  4*100m   41.5 seconds Gold Medal

1962

World Milary Games (Holland)

  100m     Bronze Medal

International Meet in Ipoh( Malaysia)

  100m         Silver Medal
  200m      Bronze Medal

1962 Asian Games at Jakerta

In 100 Meteres Pakistan's both entrias failed to qualify for the final. Holder of the previous two meets, Abdul Khaliq, finished forth in the semifinal with 10.7 seconds.
In 200 Abdul Khaliq Qualify for semifinal but did not produced the same to qualify for finals.

Coaching career

Athletic Coaches Clinic Attended

 1967 at Murree for 6 weeks under German Coach
 1974 at Hassan Abdal under U.S.A Coaches
 1976 at Lahore under Russian Coaches
 1981 at Rawalpindi under I.O.C Coaches

Coaching

Abdul Khaliq in meddle with Doc. Abdul Waheed Mughal and International Coaches in 1987 at West Germany - Abdul Khaliq (athlete)
Abdul Khaliq in meddle with Doc. Abdul Waheed Mughal and International Coaches in 1987 at West Germany
  • Army Coach 1965,1966,1967,1970 & 1971
  • Punjab 1974 & 1975
  • National Coach 1974,1975,1976,1977 & 1978
  • Joined National Sports Trust Asian Athletics Coach 23/12/1975
  • Punjab Sports Board Teachers Clinics
  • National Coaches Clinic 1976
  • Local PTI Clinic Lahore 1979

Achievements

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 y
09 0 02
120 y
02 0 0
100 m
13 08 04
220 y
02 01 01
200 m
07 04 04
4*110 y
01 0 0
4*100 m
02 02 01
International Medals
Discipline Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
Athletics (sport) 36 15 12 63

Presidential Award

Abdul Khaliq was given the Presidential Award Pride of Performance in 1958 by President Ayub Khan for his achievements.

Medals (International)

Sr. No. Year Venue Country Competitions Event Medal Time
Represented  Pakistan
1 1954 Manila Philippines 2nd Asian Games 100m Gold 10.6sec
(New Asian Record)
2 1954 Manila Philippines 2nd Asian Games 4*100m Silver 41.5 sec
3 1954 Madawala England Triangular Meet 100m Gold
4 1956 Delhi India Pakistan vs India 100m Gold 10.4sec
(New Asian Record)

(New Pakistan Record)

5 1956 Delhi India Pakistan vs India 200m Gold 21.4sec
(New Asian Record)

(New Pakistan Record)

6 1956 Delhi India Pakistan vs India 4*100m Silver
7 1956 Berlin Germany International Military
Track and Field Championship
100m Bronze 10.4sec
8 1956 Berlin Germany International Military
Track and Field Championship
200m Bronze 21.4/10sec
9 1956 England England Pakistan Athlatics
Training Programme
100y Gold 10.1sec
10 1956 London England England National Competitions 100m Silver
11 1956 Edenburgh Highland Highland Games 100y Gold
12 1956 Kelang Australia International Meet Australia 200m Silver
13 1956 Vicotria Australia Victorian Relay Championship 100m Gold 10.4 sec
13 1956 Vicotria Australia Victorian Relay Championship 4* 100m Gold 41.6 sec
13 1956 Bandigo Australia International Meet Australia 100m Bronze
14 1956 England England Victorian Open Competitions 100m Gold
15 1957 White City England London vs New York 100y Gold
16 1957 White City England London vs New York 100m Gold 10.6sec
17 1957 Glasgow England Rangers Meet 120y Gold 11.6sec
18 1957 Glasgow England Rangers Meet 220y Gold 21.8sec
19 1957 Manchester England International Competitions 100y Gold 9.6sec
20 1957 Manchester England Open Meet 100y Gold
21 1957 Dublin England Irish International Meet 100y Gold
22 1957 Tehran Iran Pak Iran Competitions 100m Gold 10.8sec
23 1957 Tehran Iran Pak Iran Competitions 200m Gold 22sec
24 1957 Tehran Iran Pak Iran Competitions 4*100m Gold 40.8sec
25 1957 Aten Greece World Military Meet Athens 100m Silver
26 1957 Edinburgh Scotland Highland Games 100y Gold 9.9sec
27 1958 Tokyo Japan Japan International 100m Silver
28 1958 Hong Kong China International Meet 100m Gold
29 1958 Tokyo Japan 3rd Asian Games 100m Gold 10.9sec
30 1958 Tokyo Japan 3rd Asian Games 200m Silver 21.7sec
31 1958 Tokyo Japan 3rd Asian Games 4*100m Bronze 41.5
32 1958 Edinburgh Scotland Dual Empire Games 100y Bronze 9.9sec
33 1959 Bradford England International Meet England 100y Gold 10.1sec
34 1959 Bradford England International Meet England 220y Silver
35 1959 Bright Hill England International Meet England 100y Gold
36 1959 Delin Irish Irish International Meet 100m Gold
37 1959 Delin Irish Irish International Meet 200m Gold
38 1959 Cardif Wales Wales International 100m Gold
39 1959 Cardif Wales Wales International 200m Gold
40 1959 Glasgow England International Meet 120y Gold 11.6sec
41 1959 Malmo Sweden International Meet 100m Silver
42 1959 Malmo Sweden International Meet 200m Silver
43 1959 Gavel Sweden International Meet 200m Silver 21.9sec
44 1959 Stockholm Sweden International Meet 100m Silver 10.7sec
45 1959 Stockholm Sweden International Meet 200m Bronze 21.6sec
46 1959 Boras Sweden International Meet 200m Gold
47 1959 Gothenburgh Sweden International Meet 100m Silver 21.8sec
48 1959 Edinburgh Highland Highland Games 100m Silver
49 1959 Dublin Ireland International Track and Field Meet 220y Gold 22.2sec
50 1959 Cardif Wales International Dual Meet 100y Bronze 10sec
51 1959 Cardif Wales International Dual Meet 220y Bronze
52 1959 Maimoe Sweden International Meet 100m Bronze
53 1960 Lahore Pakistan First youth Festival
and Trianguler International Meet
100m Gold 10.4sec
54 1960 Lahore Pakistan First youth Festival
and Trianguler International Meet
200m Bronze
55 1960 Lahore Pakistan First youth Festival
and Trianguler International Meet
4*100m Gold 41.5sec
56 1960 Medawala England International Games 200m Gold
57 1960 Cario Egypt Egypt International Games 100m Gold
58 1960 Cario Egypt Egypt International Games 200m Gold
59 1962 Holand Holand World Military Games 100m Bronze
60 1962 Ipoh Malaysia International Meet 100m Silver
61 1962 Ipoh Malaysia International Meet 200m Bronze 22.1sec

Running Statistics

Event Year Venue Time
100y 1957 Manchester 9.6
100y 1957 Edinburgh(Scotland) 9.9
100y 1958 Edinburgh(Scotland) 9.9
100m 1959 Rawalpindi 10.2
100m 1956 Abottabad 10.2
100m 1957 Sialkot 10.3
100m 1954 Delhi 10.4
100m 1956 Berlin(Germini) 10.4
100m 1960 Lahore (Pakistan) 10.4
100m 1956 Manila 10.6
100m 1957 White city (England) 10.6
100m 1958 Tokyo (Japan) 10.6
100m 1957 Tehran(Iran) 10.8
120y 1957 Glasgow (England) 11.6
120y 1959 Glasgow (England) 11.6
200m 1956 Abottabad 20.8
200m 1956 Melborne 21.1
200m 1954 Delhi (India) 21.4
200m 1959 Stockholm(Sweden) 21.6
200m 1956 Berlin(Germini) 21.4
220y 1958 London 21.5
220y 1958 Glasgow (England) 21.8

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